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History & Mission

History of O'Bannon Bank



O’Bannon Banking Company was incorporated on November 20, 1905 as a Missouri State Bank with a mission of providing banking services with a personal approach to all of our customers, both business

and individual.  Today, our mission remains unchanged as we continue to provide ‘A Tradition of Personal Service” and a wide range of financial products that are designed for today’s busy lifestyle.


On the evening of February 20, 1962 the building that housed the Bank and Post Office was destroyed by fire.  Employees of the bank worked throughout the night and the bank opened for business, on time,

in an old bank building a block away from the building that burned.  On February 22, 1963 the bank opened for business in a new building that was constructed on the site where the previous Bank and

Post office were located.


O’Bannon has expanded several times since its beginning in 1905.  In 1977, the Bank opened a drive-in facility at the Junction of Highways 32 and 65 in Buffalo.  In 1983, the Bank opened a second drive-in

facility in the GEM Center near Fair Grove, Missouri.  In 1999, as Buffalo and the surrounding community continued to expand, the Bank opened a full-service facility on South Highway 65 in Buffalo. The

success of the full-service facility on South Highway 65 led to the closing of the drive-in facility at the corner of Highways 32 and 65 in Buffalo.


Recognizing the need to expand beyond Dallas County and the city of Buffalo, the Bank opened its third full-service facility in Strafford, Missouri.  That facility opened in December of 2002.  In October of

2003, the Bank opened its fourth full-service facility in Fair Grove, Missouri at which time the GEM Center facility was closed.  In 2010 the bank opened its fifth full-service facility in Pleasant Hope, Missouri.  Our sixth location in Springfield opened in October of 2016.


This web page provides the entrance of our seventh location, “O’Bannon On-line”.  We invite you to visit our on-line branch anytime, anywhere you have access to the Internet.


We are proud of our banking heritage and our proven ability to provide our customers with personal service and new advances in banking technology.  We appreciate your visit to our web site and invite

 you to come bank with us.


Mission of O'Bannon Bank


A letter from our President...



Since 1905, O’Bannon Bank has been working with individuals, families and businesses to help achieve their financial goals and dreams.  With our tradition of personal service, great products and community involvement, we offer the kind of high quality relationship that has made O’Bannon Bank the first choice in banking for so many.


During these tough economic times, O’Bannon Bank has not waivered from its traditional philosophy of providing a wide range of loan products and financial services to individuals and businesses.


We provide old-fashioned personal service and advanced technological conveniences.  ATM Access, Internet Banking, Telephone Banking and Bill Pay go hand in hand with our tradition of personal service.


We are proud that our customers have experienced what community banking is all about.  Our customers are accustomed to our staff calling them by name, knowing their children and grandchildren, and offering support during times of illness or loss. Building lasting relationships is our goal, that’s personal service and community banking at its best.


We invite you to come and visit with a customer service representative or one of our experienced lenders.  You’ll be glad you did.


Thank you for banking with O’Bannon Bank.  We look forward to serving you in the coming years.




Bill Monday
President and CEO